Consul General Hamada Visits the Waipa District

On 25 January 2022, Consul General Hamada visited the Waipa District Council and paid a courtesy call on Mayor Jim Mylchreest.
Cambridge in the Waipa district has a sister city agreement with Bihoro town in Hokkaido and the two towns have actively built up a friendly relationship, with exchanges such as Mayor Mylchreest’s visit to Bihoro in 2017. Although visits between the 2 towns have not been possible over the last 2 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some grassroots exchange is taking place, including through a Facebook page set up by volunteers to keep up-to-date with recent news.
A Japanese garden celebrating the sister city relationship with Bihoro town is being beautifully maintained next to the public library in Cambridge.

Consul-General Hamada andMayor Mylchreest The Japanese garden in Cambridge